2018 Hawkes Bay Schools Sprint Championships
Wednesday 28 March 2018
Hawke’s Bay Showgrounds
ENTRIES CLOSE FRIDAY 16th MARCH 2018
The Hawke’s Bay Orienteering Club runs HB Schools Orienteering Championships with sprint, long
and relay events. The events are designed for students to have a go at orienteering, for students
with experience to be competitive, and for schools to compete in an inter-school competition.
Wednesday 28 March. Start times will be from 4.30pm. Parents must organise transport for their children. Hire SI cards will be available for collection at the caravan from 4.00pm.
The start draw (pre-allocated start times) and event information will be available at
www.hborienteering.com from Sunday 25 March.
$6 entry & $1 SI-card hire, payment methods below. Replacement cost for a lost SI card is $100. Please pay $7 to the school office as we need to make one lump-sum payment to HB Orienteering.
Hawke’s Bay Showgrounds - a colour orienteering map, on which courses will be pre-marked. The
general area is available on the club website under the “events” tab. Details on how to get to the
event will be available at www.hborienteering.com from Sunday 25 March. This area is out of bounds
for coaches and competitors for the purposes of coaching or scouting until after the event.
GRADES FOR SPRINT
PRIMARY CLASS GRADE LEVEL
Primary School (Years 1 – 6) Championship White
Intermediate School (Years 7- 8) Championship Yellow
WHAT DO THE COLOURS MEAN?
WHITE - Basic navigation with a map, following tracks, fences & streams to control points.
YELLOW - Navigation involves following tracks, fences & streams, however control points are sited off
the route being followed.
For Primary, Intermediate & Secondary school teams, for both boys & girls. This competition will be
based on the sprint (March 28), long (May 13) and relay (June 10) competitions.
In the sprint and long competitions, the best 3 performances from each school in each class will earn
points in these competitions. In the relay, the best performed team from each school, in each class,
will earn points. These points will be combined to find the best Top schools – Primary, Intermediate &
Points for this competition are as follows:
Individual Sprint: 1st = 15 pts, 2nd = 14 pts, 3rd = 13 pts, down to 15th = 1 pt
Individual Long Championship: 1st = 15 pts, 2nd = 14 pts, 3rd = 13 pts, down to 15th = 1 pt
Individual Long Standard: 1st = 9 pts, 2nd = 8 pts, 3rd = 7 pts, down to 9th = 1 pt
Individual Long Novice: 1st = 5 pts, 2nd = 4 pts, 3rd = 3 pts, 4th = 2 pts; 5th = 1 pt
Relays: 1st team = 36 pts, 2nd = 32, 3rd = 28, down to 9th = 4 pts
Results will be available after each event on the HBOC club website: www.hborienteering.com
After each event, there will be a brief prize giving for winners & place-getters.